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Lake Merritt (34 of 42)

Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, just east of Downtown. It is historically significant as the United States' first official wildlife refuge, designated in 1870, and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966. Photo courtesy of Oakland CVB & Natausha Greenblott.